I had the idea for this when we spent Easter weekend with Dewi's parents where they live on the coast in West Wales. I collected 26 smooth flattish pebbles of similar colours and finishes. This week I got round to painting them. I pencilled the letters on first then painted over them several times with acrylic paints. I painted consonants in red and vowels in blue to complement the Montessori movable alphabet that I will use with Faith. I can't believe I'm now making literacy materials for my littlest girl..... where did my toddler go??!!